Former cops featured in Biggie, Tupac documentary indicted on drug trafficking, money laundering

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A retired LA County Sheriff's Lieutenant and his son, a former Compton police officer, were indicted Friday on federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges. (KABC)

A retired Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lieutenant and his son, a former Compton police officer, were indicted Friday on federal drug trafficking and money laundering charges.

Prosecutors said former policemen Reggie Wright Sr. and his son Reggie Wright Jr. were some of 22 Grape Street Crips gang members and associates responsible for running a heroin, cocaine, meth and marijuana pipeline from LA to another gang in Memphis. Authorities arrested them last week.

Wright Sr. was featured in the documentary "Biggie and Tupac," which looked at life and deaths of rappers Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur.

Wright Sr. worked in a gang unit for the Compton Police Department before he retired from the LA County Sheriff's Department in 2014.

Wright Jr. was a Compton police officer before leaving to work for Suge Knight and Death Row Records.

Knight is currently awaiting trial on murder charges after he barreled his truck into two men in a Compton parking lot. He plead not guilty.

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